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1 Disability Discrimination Act Information source: Directgov

2 What does disabled mean? The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

3 Everyday life The DDA gives disabled people important rights not to be discriminated against: in accessing everyday goods and services like shops, cafes, banks, cinemas and places of worship in buying or renting land or property in accessing or becoming a member of a larger private club in accessing the functions of public bodies, like the issuing of licenses for example

4 Employment Under the DDA, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against disabled people for a reason related to their disability, in all aspects of employment, unless this can be justified. The Act covers things like: application forms interview arrangements proficiency tests job offers terms of employment promotion, transfer or training opportunities work-related benefits such as access to recreation or refreshment facilities dismissal or redundancy

5 Disability Discrimination Act Also covers: Health Education Mental health Motoring Transport

6 Activity. Read section 2 of the news article In small groups use the De Bono thinking hats that were introduced earlier in the module and consider the view points of: –The presenter –Parents

7 Key Questions Do you think that Cerrie Burnell has the qualities and attributes to be a children’s television presenter? Do you think the parents that complained are discriminating against Cerrie Burnell?

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